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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – All beaches in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing due to excessive bacterial contamination from rainwater runoff, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it “anticipates negative environmental

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        EPA’s Judith Enck CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nearly $5 million that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was holding in abeyance until the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources did a better job routinely testing air and water quality in the territory will now be released, according to Government House.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the Virgin Islands have tested unsafe for swimming or fishing, according to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources. They are: Water Bay in St. Thomas and Frank Bay in St. John, DPNR said in a written statement. DPNR performed water quality analysis at the 33

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CHRISTIANSTED – Decaying seaweed washing up on the North Shore coast that smells like rotten eggs has been labeled a ‘natural disaster’ after tourists cancelled their holidays because of it. The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the St. Croix are increasingly being fouled

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Tropical Storm Erika’s effects in Dominica MIAMI – This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has had more named storms than last year already, but overall the severity of tropical weather has been weak — thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say. The Atlantic hurricane season typically produces six to 11

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WASHINGTON – Pesticide use in homes may increase the risk of children developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new report suggests. Researchers combined data from 16 earlier studies that had compared pesticide exposure between children who developed leukemia or lymphoma and those who did not. These studies estimated the level of

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) SYMX, +3.08% a global energy and gasification technology company enabling clean, high-value energy and chemical products from multiple feedstocks, today reported financial and operating results for its fiscal 2015 year and fourth quarter, ended June 30, 2015. “With three emerging

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Arial view of the red mud removal project FREDERIKSTED – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said it will hold a town hall meeting next week on the red mud removal work being done at the St. Croix Renaissance site. DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection will hold the public

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – At least 1,000 Virgin Islands residents will take part in the 30th annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 19 – Oct. 31. ridding the territory’s beaches of waste, from soda cans and plastic bags to tires and home appliances. The Coastweeks cleanups on selected St. Thomas,

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                 Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Regular readers of the V.I. Free Press have known since July that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax spores to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. So it came as no surprise when the Facebook component of the Virgin Islands Free Press ran a story

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